Author Archives: Jill Ming

Hat trick!

November has been a ‘hot’ month at Shropshire Speakers with a hat trick of educational achievements. Three of our members – James, Lindsey and Jonathan – have all completed their Toastmasters Competent Communicator awards. Each has delivered ten speeches in … Continue reading

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A double win and runner-up

Toastmaster Kyle Heath has made club history by becoming the first member of Shropshire Speakers to win a double placement in three successive speech contests. His entry in the Humorous Speech contest ‘Breaking the parents’ code’ took him to first … Continue reading

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Toastmasters Conferences

Come to Conference! A remarkable event happens each May in Toastmaster Districts 71 and 91 in the UK and Ireland: members and guests from across the land converge for conferences and great things happen. Thanks to the incredible efforts of … Continue reading

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World Championship of Public Speaking: Flags, Fellowship and Fun

Over 3,000 delegates from 142 countries, 927 of us attending our first Toastmasters International Convention. Big numbers for the biggest event in the Toastmasters year, yet it felt cosily familiar. Educational presentations, keynote speakers, a contest and networking, but on … Continue reading

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A double winner!

Many congratulations to our President, Matt Hegarty, on winning two competitions in four days – a fantastic achievement. Matt won the Humorous Speaking contest at Shropshire Speakers with his speech You have to turn your head to the side, and … Continue reading

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Cake, chips, chocolate and curry

These were the favourite foods of our guest Lajina Leal who was first up in our lively table topics session this week. Impressing us with her display of alliteration in her selection, Lajina went on to temper the calories by … Continue reading

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February 2015 newsletter

Welcome to our February 2015 newsletter. Click on the link below to read about our recent activities, awards and forthcoming events: Shropshire Speakers newsletter February 2015 Please send suggestions, ideas or articles you wish to see included either through the website … Continue reading

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Clowns, silver pennies and The Monkey King

‘Clown wanted for mini circus’ is a great opener for any speech and immediately got our attention. It was even more impressive because this was Chris Ryder’s first speech – her icebreaker – and she went on to deliver a … Continue reading

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Christmas meeting 2014

At our last meeting in 2014 we looked back at all our achievements this year – and they are many! Three new members: Chris Ryder, John Robertson, and Jason Jones Awards: Paul Brennan CC ALB, Matt Hegarty CC, Jill Ming CC ALB, … Continue reading

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A double bill of self-improvement

Our Guy Fawkes evening meeting last night ably chaired by Phil Bradley as Toastmaster gave us two very high standard speeches, some entertaining table topics, and a new word to add to our vocabulary: taradiddle – a lie, fib or pretentious nonsense … Continue reading

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